Ms Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said she cares less about the zoning of the 2023 presidency as long as it produces a credible and patriotic leader. This is even as she said that she would congratulate the winner whether he emerges from the ruling All Progressive Congress or the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Anybody that the APC or PDP presents that wins the election, I will congratulate the person
“I don’t care where the next president comes from as long he is somebody who loves the nation as much as I do,” she said. The presidential aide was dropped from Buhari’s nomination list as a National Commissioner representing Delta State at the Independent National Electoral Commission and replaced with Mrs May Agbamuche Mbu following outrage from Nigerians over her alleged partisan politics.
Her nomination was subsequently rejected by the Senate on the grounds that it flouted the principle of federal character. Onochie opened up to our correspondent in a telephone interview a year after she was left in the cold that she would not begrudge anybody. While lamenting that Nigerians are hard to please, Onochie recalled that she was merely vilified for telling the world the truth.